Passengers wear protective masks as they get in a cable car of public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zurich (VBZ), as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) break out continues, in Zurich, Switzerland July 6,2020 REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
ZURICH (Reuters) – Passengers on trains, trams, buses, mountain trains and ferries across Switzerland needed to wear facemasks on Monday under a federal government order to assist fight the unique coronavirus.
The government phased out most restrictive measures last month as cases waned.
But numbers gotten again as people come into closer contact, triggering the federal government to order guests to wear masks on public transport.
Compliance with the new rule appeared high.
Switzerland has reported more than 32,200 infections and 1,686 associated deaths as of Sunday. The first case was reported in late February.
Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Andrew Heavens